Cosmic Jazz recommends: Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra (and Reggae Ensemble) playing at The Barbican on 187 June 2014. See below for details from The Barbican. Anyone who has seen the Orchestra, and I did in Norwich a few years back, will know this will be an unforgettable experience of musical treasures. There is a YouTube clip below of the Orchestra playing Ghost Town.
Jerry Dammers’ Spatial A.K.A. Orchestra (and Reggae Ensemble) with special guest Cornell Campbell
Fri 18 Jul, Hall
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
The Specials and 2 Tone’s founder Jerry Dammers takes his cosmic jazz orchestra into reggae, ska and rock steady territories, in ’the gig that keeps on giving’ (The Independent).
At its last concert in Berlin the Spatial AKA Orchestra, containing some of the cream of Britain’s jazz players, expanded the scope of its repertoire. The original space sounds, funk jazz and cosmic blues have met strange library music and a strand of what Jerry calls the ‘lost summer’ of reggae, rock steady, ska, and the big band rhythm and blues which gave birth to it. Jerry offers his interpretations of all this music, with arrangements which sometimes salute newer styles such as hip hop, dubstep or drum and bass.
Further info and booking details: http://bit.ly/TJBQL6